News | November 21, 2017

Day One, Great Lakes Day on Parliament Hill Met With Support

Canada and the U.S. have an long legacy of strong diplomatic ties that have been fostered through security, trade, and co-management of the Great Lakes. Acknowledging that the link between Canada and…

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National, NewsNov. 22, 2017
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CCME Water Quality Index Releases New App

The Canadian Council of Environment Ministers (CCME) has released the Water Quality Index 2.0 application and CCME Water Quality Index User’s Manual 2017 Update, replacing the Water Quality Index 1.2 published in 2011. The revised and…
News, Western CanadaNov. 22, 2017
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Regional District of Central Kootenay Completes Water Systems Upgrades

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is pleased to announce that, as of November 10, 2017, two major components of the Erickson water system infrastructure replacement project have been…
News, Western CanadaNov. 22, 2017
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Sparwood, B.C. Searches for a New Source of Drinking Water

The District of Sparwood, British Columbia has commenced work on locating a new community drinking water supply near Cummings Creek. An Environmental Assessment Report joint submission by the District and…
National, NewsNov. 21, 2017
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Day One, Great Lakes Day on Parliament Hill Met With Support

Canada and the U.S. have an long legacy of strong diplomatic ties that have been fostered through security, trade, and co-management of the Great Lakes. Acknowledging that the link between Canada and…
Atlantic Canada, NewsNov. 21, 2017
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New Brunswick's Tobique Generating Station Opens Fish Passage

Yesterday, New Brunswick Power announced that a fish passage has been completed at Tobique Generating Station. Improved survival rates of wild Atlantic salmon and other fish species on the St.…
International, NewsNov. 21, 2017
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Manulife Issues Green Bonds That Align with SDGs on Water

Canada’s Manulife Financial Corporation is the first life insurance company to enter the green bonds market. Manulife has completed its previously announced offering in Singapore of 500 million Singapore dollars…
National, NewsNov. 20, 2017
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Federal Gov Announces Cleantech Program for Natural Resources

Today, Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $155-million program that will fund clean technology projects in the areas of energy, mining and forestry, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and…
News, Western CanadaNov. 22, 2017
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Sparwood, B.C. Searches for a New Source of Drinking Water

The District of Sparwood, British Columbia has commenced work on locating a new community drinking water supply near Cummings Creek. An Environmental Assessment Report joint submission by the District and…
National, NewsNov. 21, 2017
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Day One, Great Lakes Day on Parliament Hill Met With Support

Canada and the U.S. have an long legacy of strong diplomatic ties that have been fostered through security, trade, and co-management of the Great Lakes. Acknowledging that the link between Canada and…
Atlantic Canada, NewsNov. 21, 2017
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New Brunswick's Tobique Generating Station Opens Fish Passage

Yesterday, New Brunswick Power announced that a fish passage has been completed at Tobique Generating Station. Improved survival rates of wild Atlantic salmon and other fish species on the St.…
International, NewsNov. 21, 2017
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Manulife Issues Green Bonds That Align with SDGs on Water

Canada’s Manulife Financial Corporation is the first life insurance company to enter the green bonds market. Manulife has completed its previously announced offering in Singapore of 500 million Singapore dollars…
National, NewsNov. 20, 2017
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Federal Gov Announces Cleantech Program for Natural Resources

Today, Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $155-million program that will fund clean technology projects in the areas of energy, mining and forestry, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and…

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Insurance Bureau of Canada Statement on Que. Floods

The Insurance Bureau of Canada has released a statement on flooding and insurance coverage in the province of Quebec. The statement is in response to the flooding that has occurred in several Quebec regions in the past weeks. The Insurance Bureau's aim is to provide understanding for residents of flooded regions regarding what is, potentially, covered under their insurance policies and how new flood coverage functions. Topics covered by the Insurance Bureau…
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Nestlé and Alliance for Water Stewardship Partner to Certify Canadian Operations

Nestlé Waters announced this week that it will extend its partnership with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to certify 20 global factories by 2020, including bottling plants in Canada. The announcement builds upon the company's success certifying four water bottling facilities in Sheikhupura, Pakistan, and in California. Nestlé has committed to certify additional sites in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Canada. The Hope, B.C. plant has gone through the audit process…
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Ontario Environmental Commissioner Reports on Nutrient Pollution

Algal blooms are a frequent and wide-spread problem that is hurting the Ontario economy, threatening human and ecological health, and Ontario's Environmental Commissioner is demanding that provincial ministries do more to protect our waters from the nutrient pollution that drives the blooms. In her latest report,  Good Choices, Bad Choices: Environmental Rights and Environmental Protection in Ontario, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe provides comprehensive analysis on the state of the nutrient problem in Ontario, efforts…
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